DENTON, NC (May 6, 2014) — The maestro of the mandolin, Doyle Lawson, one of the lions in the Bluegrass genre, is returning to Denton Farm Park the weekend of May 8-10, 2014, for the 34th Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Music Festival.
The artists performing this year include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Rabon, Larry Sparks, the Crowe Brothers, Goldwing Express, Bill Yates and the Country Gentleman Tribute Band, Little Roy & Lizzy, The Church Sisters, Audie Blaylock & Redwine, James King Band, Balsam Range, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Lonesome Will Mullins, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Big Country Bluegrass, and a special performance from Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams billed as ‘Old Friends.’
“We have a fantastic lineup again this year,” said Karen Miller, whose parents Brown and Ruby Loflin founded the Farm Park. “We are especially excited about the ‘Old Friends’ reunion of Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams, and we are so honored to have Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as our host band.”
Lawson, a Tennessee native from Sullivan County near Kingsport, began playing the mandolin at age 11 with a borrowed mandolin from a family friend. Doyle cut his teeth listening to Bill Monroe on the radio playing the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights.
The young boy from East Tennessee with stars in his eyes and a mandolin in hand went on to become a Bluegrass legend whose achievements continue to soar. With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (DLQ) have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year.
In 2013, DLQ were crowned Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards, and Doyle Lawson received his sixth SPBGMA Mandolin Performer of the Year Award. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver reigned as the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year in 2012, the same year Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
“We always look forward to the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival every year, to seeing old friends and making a few new ones,” said Doyle Lawson. “We’re excited for a great week of music, and look forward to seeing everyone in Denton!”
“Denton Farm Park is known for its family friendly atmosphere, so plan on bringing the whole family!” said Miller. “Plenty of good food will be available, and campground picking will be heard away from the main stage.”
Ticket prices at the gate are $90 for three days, $70 for two days, and $40 for one day. Children under 15 are admitted FREE with a paying parent. Teenagers ages15-17 are half the gate price when admitted with a paying parent.
On Saturday, rides and games in the children’s area will be FREE.
A golf tournament at Asheboro Country Club will kick off the event on Thursday with registration beginning at the club at 5105 Old Lexington Road in Asheboro at 9:00 a.m. Participants will play 18 holes of golf with cart included and a catered meal at the club. Trophies will be given for 1st and 2nd Place, Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. Fee is $55 per player.
Concerts begin on Thursday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m., and music runs until 11:40 p.m. nightly through Saturday.
A church service will conclude the weekend on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. at a historic church on the festival site.
Camping is available on the 140-plus acres for special festival rates: 30-Amp Sites are $25, 50-Amp Sites are $35; all rough and tent sites are $12. Rough camping is free with a 2-day ticket. All RV’s brought in early to reserve site will be charged $10 per night with hookups or $5 per night without hookups.
The Official Event Flyer may be viewed at: http://www.farmpark.com/doyle-lawson-bluegrass/doyle-lawson-2014-flyer.pdf
For more information on the festival, please contact Denton Farm Park at 1-800-458-2755, or (366)859-2755, or go to www.farmpark.com.
For more information on Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to www.doylelawson.com, or www.facebook.com/DoyleLawsonOfficial.
· Sherri George — Publicist, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, DoyleLawsonPR@live.com
· Caron Myers — Denton Farm Park, 336-225-3147